Stellenrust bottled its first wine on the farm in 1928. Today the winery is run by the brothers Tertius (winemaker) and Kobus (viticulturist), and is one of the largest family-run Fairtrade estates in Stellenbosch, with 500 hectares of land under vine. The brothers are committed to following their father’s dream: to give back to the workers, who themselves had given so much to the farm.
The Bottelary hills vineyard has sandy and clay soil and bushvines aged 5-15 years and is in the cooler area of Stellenbosch. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and has two months of primary lees contact.
This is an everyday drinking red wine with delicious fruit and oak character. Nice dark berry flavours and some bitter chocolate notes on the nose. The pallet is soft, sumptuous, juicy and round with elegant tannins and lots of berry fruit.